Vital Voices Northwest Council

Building an Active Supporter Base

Vital Voices is committed to building an active supporter base in regions across the United States and Europe to establish partnership opportunities with local individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to support the advancement of women’s leadership worldwide.


Rosita Van Coevorden, M.D.

Rasha Qamheyeh Zeine, Founder and CEO, Event Horizon, LLC.


Council Members

Shada Al-Nasser, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Allison Jacobs Anderson, Ph.D., Founder, Change Effect Consulting

Leslie Decker, Regional Advisor, GLM Education

Effie Gleason, Manager of Marketing and Advertising at Gull Industries and Iron Springs Resort

Elizabeth Hunter, Senior Vice President, Technology Implementation, T-Mobile USA

Annette Larson, Vice President of Sales, A to Z Wineworks

Adriane Musuneggi, Senior Director, Accolade, Inc.

Joe Patterson, Real Estate Broker, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Marcia Richards, RN, Community Volunteer

Akshaya Venkat, Sr. Technical Product Owner for Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America


05/13/2021 -Northwest Council Meeting

On May 13th, the Vital Voices Northwest Council held a virtual and engaging meeting to discuss future event plans and…

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05/05/2021 -Northwest Speaker Series: Women in Technology

A Northwest Council discussion with the women shaping…

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03/25/2021 -Vital Voices x Assouline Book Party

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03/05/2021 -Vital Voices Northwest Presents: A Celebration of Women Leaders

Vital Voices Northwest Council presents a special International Women’s Day celebration shining a light on leaders from all around the…

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02/24/2021 -Black History Month Panel

Vital Voices held…

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02/10/2021 -Women in Investing

The “Women in Investing” panel is brought to you by Event Horizon and the Vital Voices Northwest…

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02/03/2021 -Global Freedom Exchange Mentoring Event

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12/10/2020 -Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower Book Party

Celebrating the Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower book, Vital Voices held an event featuring…

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11/13/2020 -The Future of Entrepreneurship

The Future of Entrepreneurship Panel brought to you by Event Horizon and the Vital Voices Northwest Council featuring powerhouse women…

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10/18/2020 -NowThis NEXT

Vital Voices teamed up with NowThis to host Nowthis NEXT – a virtual event celebrating women leaders reimagining our future. Centering…

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09/30/2020 -Pitch Night

The WEEmpower…

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05/06/2020 -Women on the Frontlines featuring Leah and Rouba

Vital Voices supporters from around the world joined Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson and Vital Voices women leaders Dr. Rouba…

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09/14/2019 -7th Annual Vital Voices Seattle Soirée

Our 7th Annual Vital Voices Seattle Soirée: Empowering Women to Lead Change will be held on September 14, 2019 at the Seattle Art Museum. Join us for an evening of celebration, empowerment and inspira...

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05/28/2019 -SIFF Screening of Roll Red Roll

The Vital Voices Northwest Council invites all to an exclusive Seattle International Film Festival screening of Roll Red Roll, followed by…

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03/09/2019 -International Women’s Day Event at The Riveter

On Saturday, March 9th supporters in the Seattle area gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day at The Riveter. The event…

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03/08/2019 -Shopping with INTERMIX

In celebration of Women’s History Month, INTMERIX opened their doors for a series of shopping events benefiting Vital Voices in…

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10/02/2018 -Seattle Launch of Sally Field’s “In Pieces”

Our Vital Voices Northwest Council had the honor of celebrating Sally Field and the launch of her memoir “In Pieces”…

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09/29/2018 -6th Annual Vital Voices Northwest Gala

Two hundred supporters gathered together at the Seattle Art Museum on September 29th for the sixth annual Vital Voices Northwest Gala. Vital Voices HERlead Fellow and the First Youth Poet Laureate of ...

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05/20/2018 -Film Screening: “A Suitable Girl”

Join us for a Documentary Film Screening of “A Suitable Girl,”a  reality piece of arranged marriage in India. The event…

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03/10/2018 -2018 VVNW Global Mentoring Walks

On Saturday, March 10 over 50 women in the Seattle area participate in the VV Northwest Mentoring Walk, joining over…

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